Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that is always respected, even when it is associates with vice. Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
The tips outlined below can help develop courage in us:-
1. Build character, build courage
Character is the foundation that helps us confront our false beliefs and build courage. We need to review our core values and principles and resolve to be a person of integrity.
2. Be an optimist
Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Forget about the past and press on to the greater achievement of the future.
3. Face up to reality
Refusing to acknowledge and accept reality becomes a mindset. When we don't see reality we start living in the past or in the future. We don't stop there. We distort reality and build up fears and doubts. We often worry about things that may never happen. Such imagined fears weaken a person.
4. Control your fear
Courage is not absence of fear, it is control of fear, mastery of fear. Keep your fears yourself, share your courage with others. Make a habit of controlling your fear of treating every fear-inducing situation as a challenge .
5. Practice small acts of courage
Courage is not like money in the bank. The more you spend it the more you get in return. Many of the problems we face today may have been solved more easily with a small courageous decision taken in the past.
6. Kill internal negativity
Don't take pride in your negatives. Strive to improve but don't put yourself down. You can train your thoughts to be positive and hopeful or you can just allow them to be negative and upset you. That's right, it is up to you!
7. Perfect practice leads to preparation
Practice does not make you perfect but makes permanent whatever you practice. Small choices in life end up becoming significant choices and prepare a person to face the bigger challenges of life.
8. Re-examine your value system and take a stand
Guidance may be sought from people who have a clear value system and the courage to take a stand. This is the guide that distinguishes courage from recklessness and stubbornness.
Life is precious and priceless and so are we. When we change ourselves we also change the world around us. Weak people can never be sincere and cowards can never practice morality.